Essays about: "Prescribed burning"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 35 essays containing the words Prescribed burning.

  1. 1. Established forest firefighting techniques: A qualitative review of practices among the Swedish fire services.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Brandteknik

    Author : Muhammad Humza Khan; [2021]
    Keywords : Forest fires; firefighting techniques; Scientometric analysis; Effectiveness; Questionnaire; Direct attack; Indirect attack; Firelines; Prescribed burning; Aerial firefighting; Flanking; Hot-spotting; Cold trailing.; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Methods and equipment used for fighting forest fires are different from the ones used in urban fires. Generally, the wildfires are intense, require more resources and tend to spread rapidly. READ MORE

  2. 2. Restoration strategies in boreal forests : prescribed burning and gap cutting effects on plant diversity and community composition

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies

    Author : Clara Espinosa Del Alba; [2020]
    Keywords : restoration ecology; boreal forest; fire; gap cutting; biodiversity; voluntary set-asides; vascular plants; bryophytes; forest management;

    Abstract : The boreal biome is one of the largest in the world and their forests have been widely exploited for centuries. Consequently, it has suffered ecological simplification and loss of biodiversity. Under these circumstances passive conservation is no longer enough and active restoration techniques need to be tested. READ MORE

  3. 3. Prescribed burning in Sweden : an evaluation of structural outcomes from restoration oriented prescribed burns

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Ecology

    Author : Virginia Hermanson; [2020]
    Keywords : prescribed burning; restoration; boreal forest; biodiversity burning; dead wood;

    Abstract : The application of prescribed burning as a conservation measure is a growing trend in Fennoscandia to restore forest landscapes that have been heavily impacted by humans. Both intensive management for forestry and wildfire suppression altered the disturbances shaping boreal forests over the past centuries, which seen today are more homogenous, lacking dead wood and deciduous trees, and are in the successional process towards darker Picea abies (Norway spruce) dominated stands. READ MORE

  4. 4. The future of retention forestry : the historical legacy in stands and its impact on retention in the next generation

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management

    Author : Jan Lindblad; [2019]
    Keywords : Naturhänsyn; trakthyggesbruk; biodiversitet; ekologiska strukturer; skogsskötsel; landskap; kontinuitet; sekundärskog; bevarande; hotade arter; tree; Green; retention; clearcutting; biodiversity; ecological structures; management; landscape; continuity; secondary forests; conservation; threatened species;

    Abstract : Today, around 55% of the world’s forests are already managed for timber pro-duction and other values. The need for actions concerning the fast decline in biodiversity was in the late 20th century met by the uprising of retention forest-ry. READ MORE

  5. 5. Bryr sig baggarna om skogen brinner? : jordlöpares respons på naturvårdsbränning och luckhuggning

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies

    Author : Richard Larsson; Maja Nilsson; [2018]
    Keywords : jordlöpare; Carabidae; biologisk mångfald; naturvård; naturvårdsbränning; luckhuggning;

    Abstract : Mänsklig markanvändning har förändrat förekomsten och strukturen av habitat för en stor del av världens växter och djur. I Sverige är skogsbruket mycket omfattande, mekaniserat och effektivt vilket resulterar i att en stor del av landytan är direkt påverkad av skogsskötsel. READ MORE